What’s the weather like in Sweden this week?

What's the weather like in Sweden this week?
A nice autumn day in Stockholm a few years ago. Photo: Pontus Lundahl/TT
The month of September has been slightly warmer than usual in Sweden, and temperatures are expected to stay mild well into October, according to meteorologists' latest forecast.

Southern Sweden, up to north of Stockholm, is still enjoying the summer.

According to the meteorological definition of the seasons that Sweden uses, it is summer if the average daily temperature stays above 10C for more than five days. When it drops below 10C for five days, it means autumn is here.

You can follow the changing seasons via weather agency SMHI's map.

Temperatures in the southern and central Götaland and Svealand regions have stayed at around 16-20C in the past few days, and are not expected to drop until after Wednesday, according to SMHI.

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Later this week, the sun is predicted to go back into hiding and be replaced with rain.

But even though more autumnal weather is on the cards, temperatures are expected to stay at around 10-15C for the time being. September has also been warmer than normal, with few very cold snaps during the days or nights.

“If we look at this month in general, temperatures are a degree or so above normal in the entire country. The most straightforward answer is that there is a warm mass of air that has been lying over the country. Many of the low pressure fronts have been on a more northern trajectory, which means that they draw up warmer air from the south,” SMHI meteorologist Max Lindberg Stoltz told the TT news agency on Saturday.

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